iSync 2.4 (501.2) won't add my iPod as a device

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  1. NoisyCricket

    NoisyCricket Active Member

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    Hi. Weird. Had migrated my data from Panther 10.3 to Tiger 10.4, and there were bound to be a few kinks like my iBook couldn't detect the APE anymore. (Got that fixed thank goodness!)

    This latest one is that my iSync ver 2.4 (501.2) won't add my iPod Video 5th Gen 30GIG as one of the iSync devices.

    Before, I would have my iSync (on Panther) which would sync my Nokia 3650, my iPod Video 5th Gen 30GIG, and my Address Book + iCal all seamlessly and pretty efficiently, too. Max was about 10 mins tops. (Nokia 3650 via Bluetooth, and iPod via USB cable)

    Now my iSync won't add my iPod, so I have to run iTunes and sync my contacts from there, while at the same time running iSync which only recognizes my Nokia 3650. Not very efficient. For some reason, if you stop the syncing on iTunes, it also stops the syncing via iSync (weird..). End result is the same (somehow what was on my Nokia3650 managed to get into my iBook Address Book + iCalendar, as well as into my iPod through iTunes - somehow) but this process takes faaaaaaaaar longer (more than 30 mins).

    If i launch iSync tho, and click "About iSync", it still says it is the program for syncing BT Phones, iPods, etc... hmmm.

    Any suggestions on how I can get my iPod back onto iSync? :) hehehe


    Thanks!
     
    #1 NoisyCricket, Oct 24, 2007
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  2. PatrickGaerlan

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    I don't think you have any choice but to use iTunes for iPod contact and calendar syncing. The way to do it would be to sync your phone via iSync as usual, then your iPod will just pull those changes the next time you connect it to your Mac.

    With regards to the long syncing time via BT, it could be that Apple changed how iSync syncs via BT. Even with Missing Sync, which I use to sync my Treo 650, BT takes a very long time, that's why I don't use it anymore.
     
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    Hi Patrick, thanks for the reply?

    Just to confirm:

    - iSync really doesn't add iPod anymore to its list of devices? (I'm not just doing something wrong / my system isn't just screwy?) :)
     
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    Yup, no more iPod in the actual iSync window.
     
  5. NoisyCricket

    NoisyCricket Active Member

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    Weird..! Most of the time I am of the "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!" mentality.. oh well. Thanks for the reply :)
     
  6. PatrickGaerlan

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    I guess Apple wanted to be consistent and have all the iPod settings be in one place, iTunes. Otherwise, the iPod's photo settings would be in iPhoto, contacts and calendar settings would be in iSync, etc. With iPods becoming more and more multi-functional, it can get overwhelming pretty quick if the settings were all over the place.
     
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    i still think all the settings could have been in iSync HAHAHA!

    Anyhow i think that's as far as this discussion goes.

    Thanks, man :D
     

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